Training and Qualifications
Having completed training with the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC), I hold a Masters Qualification (MA) and Professional Award (Dip HIP) from Middlesex University. This is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) professional qualification, having met the training standards as set by them.
My training had a focus on both experiential personal development and academic theoretical learning. I undertook two placements and set up my private practice. During the seven years of training I was required to be in weekly psychotherapy and private supervision. This means I have great depth of experience of the process of therapy and the importance of professional support as a therapist.
I have previously volunteered and worked as a Psychotherapist in the NHS and as such held an enhanced DBS (CRB) and a clinical licence to practice; I worked 1:1 with patients as well as within an art therapy group.
I am part of a peer support group and attend continued professional development (CPD) courses and workshops on a regular basis. These activities provide professional support, discussion and development.
I have completed the Certificate in training of the Couple Relationship Therapy with Tavistock Relationships.
Professional memberships and registration
Whilst seeing clients I was a registered and fully qualified member of UKCP (No. 2011163286). Being on this register gave assurances to clients that my training, through a UKCP training organisation (BCPC), met the high professional standards as set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care.
I was also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Graduate member of BCPC and of BCPC Glos and abided by their codes of ethics and conduct.
My memberships are currently on hold whilst I take a career break to raise my family. I will renew these when I return to work.